On This Day - October 12, 1961.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 707-138B VH-EBJ 'Longreach' entered service, operating Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - London (Heathrow) via the Kangaroo Route.

LINK

 

On This Day - October 12, 1984.

The Ansett Airlines Lockheed 188AF Electra VH-RMA, now reregistered as N356Q, departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on its ferry flight to the United States, following its sale to Turbo Power International on June 29.

LINK

 

On This Day - October 12, 1992.

The National Jet Systems / Australian air Express British Aerospace 146-300QT VH-NJF entered service.

LINK

 

On This Day - October 12, 1999.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 747-438 VH-OJS entered service, operating Flight QF119 from Sydney (Kingsford Smith) to Auckland (New Zealand). The aircraft had not been named at this point in time.

LINK